Some 250,000 Lugansk residents have no power for two weeks, city has no food, medication, fuel supplies

As of Monday morning, the situation in Lugansk remains critical - the city is completely cut off from power, the Lugansk city council press office said in a statement.

As of Monday morning, the situation in Lugansk remains critical - the city is completely cut off from power, the Lugansk city council press office said in a statement.

"About 250,000 Lugansk residents, who stayed in the city, have no power and water for nine days already, cellular and landline service do not operate," the document said.

According to resident reports, Lugansk districts still come under gunfire. "Most stores remain closed, food is sold from kiosks. Despite a lack of power, local producers continue to bake bread and provide Lugansk residents with it," the city council said.

Issues with garbage disposal exist, the mayor's office said. Most utility vehicles of the Lugansk waster utilization center were damaged in strikes but the city authorities are trying to resolve this issue in order not to allow environmental catastrophe. Utility workers continue to remove garbage from city streets and quarter area.

"No food, medication or fuel are being brought to the city," the statement said.

Pensions, salaries and social payments are not carried out in Lugansk.

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